The Texas Rangers are making an all out effort to stop Cliff Lee from heading to the NY Yankees.
The Yankees reportedly have a seven-year offer worth approximately $160 million on the table for Lee. That offer is believed to be more lucrative in terms of dollars and years than the Rangers’ offer, which was made in person to Lee in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark., on Thursday.
SI.com reports one of the Rangers’ offers includes an option for a seventh year. However, there is no guaranteed seventh year from Texas.
Yankees general partner/co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner spoke to The Associated Press on Friday and expressed confidence in his team’s offer.
“For somebody of that stature, it would certainly behoove him to be a Yankee,” Steinbrenner said. “Everything is progressing. We made the offer. It’s a very good offer, and we certainly hope he takes it.”
The details of the Rangers’ offer aren’t clear, as team CEO Chuck Greenberg said only that his group included a “menu of offers.”
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